Damp Proofing Billericay

Billericay Damp Proofing & Timber Treatment

Damp Proofing Billericay Essex (CM11): Damp problems in your property in Billericay not only look unattractive, but they can also trigger severe structural and health issues too. More serious problems can also be hidden by damp patches and peeling wallpaper, and can cost 1000s to fix if not resolved quickly. If you believe you may have damp issues you must get in touch with an experienced Billericay damp proofing specialist to check out your property, and come up with the most effective damp proofing strategy for your home or business premises.

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In Billericay buildings there are 3 major problem areas of how damp can affect your property:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


The next paragraphs describe what causes such problems with damp in Billericay, and the various ways of avoiding and resolving them.


External factors that may cause penetrating damp in your home include: loose or cracked roof tiles, cavity wall problems, defective guttering and unsound brickwork. Internally, burst or leaking pipes, cracked shower trays and overflowing sinks or baths, can lead to penetrating damp. If left to continue leaking these things enable water to seep into the woodwork and walls, which in time create peeling paintwork, dark damp patches on walls and blistered or broken plaster.

If you have a leaking roof and it's been neglected for a while, it can cause wet rot to develop in your roof timbers. Whilst it is fortunate that wet rot doesn't have an impact on brickwork, in a worst case scenario, you may need to have a new roof installed (extremely costly!) if your roof timbers become structurally unsound. Wet rot can be recognised by black fungus appearing on your woodwork and a spongy feel to the timber, together with an unusual musty smell from the rotting timber.

Preventative maintenance can be basic, such as inspecting pipework for leaks, cleaning and checking your gutters and roof for leaks and repointing dodgy brickwork. If you employ the expert services of a certified Billericay damp proofing provider, they will check all these factors as part of your overall damp proofing package.


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Condensation is super easy to spot and a common form of damp within many properties in Billericay. When cooler surfaces make contact with humid, warm air, tiny water droplets form on those cold surfaces. In places where high humidity is present, as in: bathrooms, kitchens and boiler rooms, it's often caused because of inadequate ventilation.

Simple strategies to prevent condensation include wiping up any droplets of water whenever they form and making certain that you've got sufficient ventilation in the problem areas. This might involve the upgrading or installation of air bricks, cooker hoods and extractors to help redirect the moisture laden air outside of the building.

The most effective way to ascertain the key things that give rise to the problem, is to have an in-depth damp proofing survey done by a trusted Billericay damp proofing company. Occasionally damp air can be drawn in from the outside, simply making things even worse. Airflow must be regulated properly to successfully minimise condensation, and a certified damp proofing specialist will be able to offer advice and solutions on this topic.

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A damp proof course or membrane has been installed as standard on houses constructed in the United Kingdom since 1875. If your home or property was constructed before this period it's conceivable you might not have one installed. If you are experiencing rising damp in a house built after this period it might be that your damp proof course has been damaged somehow.

If you suppose that you may have rising damp, a white powdery deposit appearing on walls or being found on floor surfaces, rotten or crumbling skirting boards and "tide marks" on walls, are fair signs that you may be right. It is possible that you may have a rising damp problem if you've noticed one or more of these in your property.

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Solving rising damp problems can be as easy as checking your property's outside walls and seeing if you can spot a damp course. To be sure of an adequate degree of protection the damp proof course ought to be above ground level by at least 150 millimetres (around 6 inches). If you discover that this space does not exist, you could dig the earth away to increase it, or if this process isn't feasible, a higher DPM will need to be put in.

You could have more problematic issues if you find that your DPM is okay, and it could be that the damp is creeping up from the ground, through your flooring, and into the walls, which will be even more of a concern.

Damp proofing experts in Billericay will swiftly detect and resolve rising damp using a number of procedures. If you've got a somewhat older property with no DPM or it is damaged over a significant area, a damp proof cream (such as Dryzone) can be carefully injected into your external walls. Evenly spaced holes are drilled at intervals along the brickwork, and a special nozzle used to inject the cream, which then diffuses before curing to create an effective water-repelling barrier.

If the deterioration of the membrane is too severe, or if damp proofing injection cream is not an appropriate treatment, you might have to install a new damp proof course. Although this is obviously a pretty extreme approach, it might be the only method to resolve your damp problems effectively.

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Painting with a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion, is yet another possible remedy for minimal areas of damage. Since this is going to be applied beneath your current floor coverings, tiles, laminate flooring and carpeting will have to be lifted and moved before this operation can commence. Also used as part of the tanking procedure to make a space watertight, this is a particularly effective solution in cellars. Your Billericay damp proof specialist might advise the laying of building paper (a foil backed specialist membrane) before the bitumen paint has has dried out completely, extra protection in those problem areas.

Tanking: The process of covering exposed surfaces in a waterproof paint in a below ground area such as a cellar or basement is known as "tanking". This must be applied on the base surface of walls and floors, and so all plaster and wall coverings must be removed and the pertinent surfaces prepared correctly before work commences. Once this coating has been put on and is dry, it is then possible to replaster and decorate over the top of it. You must always get more than one specialist's opinion on whether this is really the only remedy for your rising damp problems, since this is a really disruptive process since it has to be applied to a whole basement level or ground floor of a building.


Condensation problems can certainly be improved by means of dehumidifiers, which are an effective way of lowering the moisture content in the air. Due to the fact that dehumidifiers only alleviate the cause of the damp and don't cure it, there are downsides to this solution. If you are experiencing mould or damp in any area of your property in Billericay, you can get hold of a certified damp proofing specialist for the best advice.


The most reliable recommendations for local specialists with regards to home improvements are generally neighbours and friends. Before signing up for any damp proof services, you should see if you can get at least 2 or 3 estimates from a variety of Billericay companies. If you're in any doubt about any damp proofing company you can ask to see qualifications and professional membership certificates.

Keep an eye out for membership of and qualifications from trade bodies such as the Property Care Association (PCA) or the Damp Proofing Association, or contractors holding the Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments (CSRT) or the Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness professional qualifications.

Membership of either the PCA or DPA guarantees that your chosen damp proofing specialist is properly qualified and has acquired the appropriate experience to provide a top notch damp proofing service. Additionally, it offers a guarantee over any work completed by one of their membership.

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Damp proofing services are available in in Billericay and also in: Crays Hill, Great Burstead, Basildon, Hutton, Ingrave, Ramsden Bellhouse, Stock, Mountnessing, Wickford, Brentwood, Ingatestone, Herongate, Little Burstead, West Hanningfield, Ramsden Heath, and in these postcodes CM11 1BJ, CM11 2AS, CM11 2HG, CM11 1EY, CM11 2LD, CM11 2HT, CM11 2LA, CM11 1HD, CM11 1DF, CM11 1SF. Locally based Billericay damp proofing specialist will most likely have the telephone dialling code 01277 and the postcode CM11. Checking this out will confirm you access local providers of damp proofing. Billericay homeowners will be able to utilise these and numerous other comparable services.

Family & Friends Recommendations

When you are in need of professionals for any project or service, it is invariably extremely useful to turn to relatives and friends for recommendations. When it comes to pinpointing someone who's perfect for your requirements, personal references are usually the best method, and are just as good for pointing a finger at companies with an unsatisfactory reputations, and cowboy contractors.

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If you're aware that an acquaintance or member of your family has used a specific contractor, you can get an insight into their reliability and timekeeping. They'll also be able to let you know if anything went wrong, and how speedily any problems were put right. You can also get an understanding of how precise was the initial quotation when compared with the final price. which can often be hard to get from the contractors themselves unless they've got a guaranteed price promise.

You can rely on your friends and family members to be truthful and honest, hence they should always be your first point of reference when it comes to advice. You might discover that they will be reluctant to chat about them, if they've had a disappointing experience in their dealings with a specific contractor or company. It is quite frequently the case that some people will be perfectly happy to talk about a good quality contractor, but less likely to talk about a poor one, and rather than 'bad mouth' a a below par business that they have dealt with in the past, they might suggest a different company instead.

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There are a wide range of tasks that can be undertaken by your local Billericay damp proofing specialist including rising damp treatments, damp proofing services, damp proof tanking Billericay, damp proofing estimates in Billericay, commercial damp proofing, commercial tanking, cellar tanking, flood defence, plaster replacement, cellar waterproofing, pressure grouting, damp proofing a garage, mould treatment in Billericay, solving mould problems Billericay, damp proofing walls in Billericay, cheap damp proofing in Billericay, treatments for black mould Billericay, wet rot treatment in Billericay, home damp proofing, damp surveys, condensation control Billericay, damp proofing brickwork, landlord damp proofing services, wall tie replacement Billericay, leak detection in Billericay, vapour barriers, chemical DPC injection Billericay, property surveys in Billericay, damp proof coursing, damp proofing a basement, rising damp prevention, rising damp advice, residential damp proofing, damp control, dry rot control, and more. Listed are just some of the activities that are carried out by those doing damp proofing. Billericay providers will be happy to tell you about their entire range of damp proofing services.


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Also find: Herongate damp proofing, West Hanningfield damp proofing, Mountnessing damp proofing, Basildon damp proofing, Ingatestone damp proofing, Crays Hill damp proofing, Hutton damp proofing, Ingrave damp proofing, Wickford damp proofing, Ramsden Heath damp proofing, Ramsden Bellhouse damp proofing, Brentwood damp proofing, Great Burstead damp proofing, Little Burstead damp proofing, Stock damp proofing services and more. All of these towns and villages are covered by companies who do damp proofing. Billericay home and property owners can get quotes by clicking here.

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